The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016.
The three main goals of the Summit:
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared his intention to hold a World Humanitarian Summit in his Five-Year Action Agenda on 25 January 2012. The Report of the Secretary-General on Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations, issued on 20 May 2013, reiterated the call for the World Humanitarian Summit. This report was approved in resolution 68/102 on 13 December 2013.
The Commitment to Action document highlights commitments made in support of the Secretary-General’s Agenda for Humanity.The commitments generated through the World Humanitarian Summit indicate broad-based support for the Agenda for Humanity and its five core responsibilities.
A/71/353 - Outcome of the World Humanitarian Summit : Report of the Secretary-General was prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/106, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the outcome of the World Humanitarian Summit as soon as possible after its convocation in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23 and 24 May 2016.
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